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Kentucky-Alabama, 1948

Posted on January 17, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
University of Kentucky's Alex Groza, center left and Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, right, battled Alabama's Carl Shaeffer (55) for a loose ball in Alumni gymnasium February 16, 1948. The other Alabama players are not identified. UK won 63-33. That year's UK team, coached by Adolph Rupp, finished the season as World Champions (Olympic Games); National Champions; SEC Champions and SEC Tournament Champions. Leading scorers were Alex Groza, 12.5 ppg; Ralph Beard, 12.5 ppg; Wallace Jones, 9.3 ppg; James Line, 6.9 ppg; and Kenneth Rollins, 6.6 ppg.

University of Kentucky’s Alex Groza, center left, and Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones battled Alabama’s Carl Shaeffer (55) for a loose ball on Feb. 16, 1948, in Alumni Gymnasium. The other Alabama players are not identified. UK won the game, 63-33. That year’s UK team, coached by Adolph Rupp, finished the season as world champions (in the Olympic Games); NCAA national champions, Southeastern Conference champions and SEC tournament champions. Leading scorers were Alex Groza and Ralph Beard, who each averaged 12.5 points per game; Wallace Jones, 9.3; James Line, 6.9; and Kenneth Rollins, 6.6.

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